Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, was put on lockdown following a report of an armed individual on the premises. An employee at the hospital reported the presence of a 65-year-old man in the basement with an AR15.
The situation was tense as the employee was unable to confirm whether there was an active shooter or shots fired due to their locked down location. This uncertainty led the hospital administration to instigate immediate safety measures, putting the entire hospital on lockdown.
Upon receiving the report, police officers were immediately dispatched to the scene and started conducting an investigation. As of now, no suspects have been identified, and there is no immediate information about any arrests.
Authorities are urging the public to avoid the area at this time to ensure the safety of all involved and to allow law enforcement to conduct their operations without hindrance.
No Victims Identified Yet
At present, there is no confirmation or identification of any victims related to the incident. The situation remains fluid, and authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety of all hospital staff, patients, and visitors.
The incident is currently under investigation. Law enforcement agencies are working together to gather more information about the reported armed individual and ascertain the facts of the situation1.
As the situation unfolds, officials are expected to provide more information to the public. Until then, it is advised for everyone to stay clear of the area and allow law enforcement to do their work.
The lockdown at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following reports of an armed individual has caused significant concern. While no active shooter has been confirmed yet, the situation is being treated with utmost seriousness by the police and hospital administration. The safety of the staff, patients, and visitors remains the top priority.